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Uesugi Jinja Shrine, Yonezawa

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Feed koi carp from the traditional Japanese bridge at Uesugi Jinja Shrine, dedicated to the war god Uesugi Kenshin, one of the most popular warriors of the "warring states" period. Sometimes referred to as "Samurai Village," you can view a treasure trove of artifacts and mementos including armors, swords, paintings, and Buddhist calligraphy works. The surrounding grounds provide a great place for a picturesque and peaceful stroll, with grand trees delivering profuse blossoms in April, and changing spectacularly in October, providing excellent photo opportunities. Using our online itinerary creator, Yonezawa attractions like Uesugi Jinja Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • With the exception of the beautiful mountain scenery surrounding the city, Yonezawa really does not have much about which to boast. The Uesugi Jinja Shrine is the major exception. It is well worth an ...  more »
  • This shrine dedicated to Kenshin Uesugi is built on the spot of the former castle. A nice statue of Uesugi Kenshin the founder of that powerful samurai dynasty. A nice shrine and a museum of family tr...  more »
  • When I visited there, there were no many tourists, but had a lot of snow. I enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. There is a museum close to this shrine, but I have no enough time to visit it.I would like to...  more »